O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,
- T.S. Eliot East Coker (1940)
LOCATION LOCATION 'LOCATION The 3 things to look for...
- Valley News 11/22/1956*
Ask me my three main priorities for government, and I tell you: education, education, and education.
- Anthony Blair 1997
Ask me my three priorities here and now - April 2010 - and I tell you: jobs, jobs, jobs.
- Gordon Brown
There are armies of technical names for repetition: ploce, conduplicatio, iteratio: but it took the genius of Puttenham to come up with this:
The Greeks call him Epizeuxis, the Latines Subiunctio, we may call him the underlay, me thinks if we regard his manner of iteration, & would depart from the originall, we might very properly, in our vulgar and for pleasure call him the cuckowspell, for right as the cuckow repeats his lay, which is but one manner of note, and doth not insert any other tune betwixt, and sometimes for hast stammers out two or three of them one immediatly after another, as cuck, cuck, cuckow, so doth the figure Epizeuxis in the former verses.
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